329 the Raya wanted urgent relief; so Ramayyan was to reach Madura at onjce. Ramayyan welcomed the chance of showing his valour against the Muslims and taking leave of his lieutenants in the camp including his son-in-law, Kondap- payyan, after giving them instructions and promising to return on the eighth day, he travelled in state by palanquin via Hana- Madura, and Tiruppuvanam; reaching Madura he had audience with Tirumala to whom he promised an easy victory against the Muslim troops, and much booty including fine horses at the end of the campaign; Tirumala blessed his enterprise and gave him a hearty send off. Ramayyan's route northward lay along Tuvariman, ^olavandan, Vada- madura, Dindigal, Tekkamalai, Manapparai, Irattaimalai, Trichinopoly, Srirangam, Samayapuram, Kannanur, Dttattur, ~¥alikondapurain and Ami to Yellore, and thence to Bangalore where the Raya was in camp. The day after his arrival he had audience with the Raya who described to him the ravages of the Muslims and urged the need for early action against them. Ramayyan made light of the enemy and promised to clear the country of him in no time and bring back victory with, a number of horses and elephants taken from them. He was given betel leaf and areca nuts by the Bay a and sent to his task. Ramayyan then sent word to Ikkeri (Ikkarai) Venkatakrsii.ayyar and secured his willing co-operation. Together, they completely routed the Muslim forces, and Ramayyan captured 60 elephants, 50 camels aad. a thousand horses from the enemy and produced them before the Raya as he had. promised. The Raya embraced him with pleasure and gave him many valuable presents. When the Riya wanted him to stay in his court, Bamayy&n asked to be allowed to go to Tirumala who was dear to him, and promised • to come back at the call of the Raya, if necessity arose as 1m had just done. Ramayyan then took leave of the Raya and returned <to Madura with his victorious army. Ananda Presi, Madras.